Christ was born on Christmas day

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1 Christ was born on Christmas day,
Wreathe the holy, twine the bay;
Light and life and joy is He,
The Babe, the Son, the Holy One of Mary.

2 He is born to set us free,
He is born our Lord to be;
Carol, Christians, joyfully;
The God, the Lord, by all adored forever.

3 Christian men, rejoice and sing,
'Tis the birthday of our King;
Carol, Christians, joyfully;
The God, the Lord, by all adored forever.

4 Sing out with bliss,
His name is this: Immanuel!
As 'twas foretold in days of old,
By Gabriel.



Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #135

Author: J. M. Neale

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

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Author: J. M. Neale

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